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Divinity Students Organize "After the Yellow Ribbon"

Event fosters conversation for ministry to military veterans.
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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Student group Milites Christi sponsored an event over Veterans' Day weekend to promote conversation between the church, academy, and military about ministering to veterans.

Logan Mehl-Laituri, photo courtesy of Pilar TimpaneDuke Divinity School student Logan Mehl-Laituri, M.T.S. '13, sat quietly during a new student orientation session while a Duke counselor discussed available counseling services. Saying that no topic that was off-limits, the speaker joked that even if a Divinity School student had killed someone, they could still discuss it.

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Basin and Towel Canned Food Drive

Monday, October 31, 2011 - 8:30am to Friday, November 11, 2011 - 5:00pm
Outside of Goodson Chapel
Adrienne Hamm at ajh50@duke.edu

The Basin and Towel student group at Duke Divinity School is leading a canned food drive to benefit the food pantry of Urban Ministries in Durham, N.C. Collection bins will be located outside of Goodson Chapel. This year Urban Ministries particularly needs canned fruit, canned meat, peanut butter, jelly, boxed cereal, boxed macaroni and cheese, pasta, and pasta sauce.

"Reading (and Loving) the Church Fathers as a Feminist" with Professor Maria Doerfler

Wednesday, November 9, 2011 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
0013 Westbrook
womenscenter@div.duke.edu

The Divinity Women's Center will hold a brown-bag lunch with Maria Doerfler, visiting lecturer of church history, at Duke Divinity School. There will be time for questions and discussion following her presentation.

Women's Center Brown-bag Lunch with Professor Brittany Wilson

Thursday, November 3, 2011 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
031 Westbrook - Terrace Room
womenscenter@div.duke.edu

Brittany Wilson, a visiting lecturer of New Testament at Duke Divinity School, will speak at a Divinity Women's Center brown-bag lunch about her life experiences and also her research interests including Luke-Acts, theological approaches to the New Testament, and constructions of gender and masculinity in the ancient world. There will be time for discussion and questions. All students are welcome.

Presbyterian Brownbag and Roundtable Discussion on PC (USA)’s Changes

Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - 12:30pm to 1:20pm
110 Gray
katherine.hester@duke.edu

The Presbyterian Student Association will hold a roundtable discussion on PC (USA)’s recent changes to its constitution and church polity with the Rev. Chris Tuttle of Westminster Presbyterian Church. The discussion will be on what these changes mean for practical ministry and their theological implications, as well as help students preparing for the polity ordination exam. All members of the Divinity community are invited.

Brown-bag Lunch on "Boundary Games" with Professor Esther Acolatse

Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 12:30pm to 1:20pm
Divinity School Women's Center
womenscenter@div.duke.edu

The Duke Divinity School Women's Center is hosting a brown-bag lunch with Esther Acolatse, assistant professor of pastoral theology at the Divinity School, on "Boundary Games." There will be time for questions and discussion, and an opportunity for male and female students to get to acquainted with Acolatse.

Manos Unidas Bilingual Conversation Lunch

Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
0015 Westbrook
lucyrobbins@ymail.com

The Manos Unidas student group at Duke Divinity School will host its first informal bilingual conversation during lunch. Attendees are asked to bring their own lunches and learn/practice Spanish.

Halloween Party for 1st and 2nd Year M.Div. Students

Friday, October 28, 2011 - 9:30am to 1:30pm
Westbrook Hallway
bmcglone1373@gmail.com, amanda.mosby@duke.edu

First- and second-year Duke Divinity School students are sponsoring a Halloween celebration for students in those classes.  There will be free dounuts,  coffee, and candy. Prizes will be awarded for the best costumes.

Program in Gender, Theology, and Ministry Fall Potluck

Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
4605 Brodog Terrace in Hurdle Mills, NC
Thea Portier-Young at (919) 732-5456 or apyoung@div.duke.edu

The Program in Gender, Theology, and Ministry at Duke Divinity School will hold its fall potluck for faculty, staff, and students involved in or interested in the program, as well as for program alumni and supporters. Friends and family are also welcome to attend this informal gathering at the home of Professor Thea Portier-Young.

Register to attend

Rural Ministry Colloquium on "George Herbert and The Country Parson"

Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - 12:20pm to 1:20pm
0012 Westbrook
ipiacentini@div.duke.edu

Thriving Rural Communities will hold a Rural Colloquium on "George Herbert and The Country Parson" presented by Jeremy Troxler, director of the Duke Divinity School program. Herbert, a 17th century writer and Anglican priest, wrote a reflection titled “The Country Parson” shortly before his death in which he set out “the form and character of a true pastor.” 

No registration is necessary for the free lunch, lecture, and discussion on the ways the reflection can serve as a guide for ministry in the 21st century.

“The Country Parson” offers a timeless  vision of faithful pastoral ministry within a rural community. Herbert's poetry, characterized by a deep devotion to Christ and the church, arises out of his experiences as the rector of the rural parish in England, where he was known for his faithful care for his parishioners. 

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